What I nice surprise was waiting for me - an award! I know that none of us keep blogs for awards but admit it - we all like to receive them, because than we know that someone out there reads and what's more LIKES what we do! That way I know that what I do has a purpose! That I don't do that for 'nothing'. I'm happy as a child right now :)
At this point I would like to thank ALL MY FOLLOWERS (I'm actually preparing something special for you! :D ) and all my readers - those old and new ones. I'm doing all that for you too guys!!!
So back to the award I got it and now there are four conditions I have to meet.
First: thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
THANK YOU Kris for this nice surprise :) I really appreciate it!!! And you made my day - even though it's rainy and cold outside...!
Second: share seven things about myself.
That's I'm afraid - easier said than done... but I'll do my best. As the purpose of this award is also to know better the person you're awarding. So here we go:
#1 First one's easy - I was lucky enough to have found my 'better half' in this whole world and what's more... a little over 8 months ago, our small family grew to 3! We have baby girl and there's nothing better and more precious in this world to me, than this little person - especially when she hugs me that I can hardly breathe! :)
#2 I'm what, you could probably say, a Renaissance person. I love a good book (H.Cobe, C.Moore, S.Lukjanienko, T.Pratchett), a good movie (especially the ones with Travolta!), theatre (the closest to my heart is musical theater, especially Miss Saigon, Rocky Horror and Notre Dame), a good comedy (Family Guy, Allo!Allo!, Father Ted) my favourite painter - Klimt, a good music (French one is my favourite - Kaas, Bruel etc.) and I love travelling and visiting new places (on my list places to visit, amongst many others, are: Hong Kong, Thailand, OZ, USA and Canada).
#3 My biggest hobby - don't you know it by now... cooking and baking! Unfortunately I don't have much time for both recently... Working is what I mostly do these days...
#4 My biggest dream - move permanently to France and own a small B&B or a small bakery. But to be honest - I'll be happy like mad if my whole family will be together and they will all be healthy and... I wouldn't have to worry where to get money from for food, bills etc. I don't need a fancy big house, 3 cars, holidays in paradise every year... I just need my family and to lead quiet, happy life :)
#5 To have a little house... with a big kitchen... kitchen all in neutral colours with white and blue curtains, all cast iron and kitchen appliances to be ruby red! Ha! :)
#6 More about me... hmm... Let me think... I love colour green, but in kitchen - red! Couldn't choose between sea and mountains... Have a small TV addiction (The Sopranos, CSI, Criminal Minds, Grey's...). I'm stubborn, very ambitious, like to have control. I'm an enemy for a little while (I'm softie) but a friend for life!
Have a HUGE fear of heights, generally a 'chicken' but I would fight for my family like a lioness!
Hate lies, false friends, people who hurt kids(!), early mornings and Irish climate.
Love ice cream, sleep, lazy Sundays, walks with my Hubby and Baby J, good wine and French culture.
#7 To have a chance to do some good in life. To be that person who can say at the end of the road: 'yes, I've made the difference, I've done a lot of good and hopefully no one was hurt coz of me...'
Third: award 15 recently discovered great bloggers. This is probably the best part about getting the award; sharing it with others! It’s my pleasure to give a “Stylish Blogger Award” to the following amazing blogs (in no particular order):
1. Food Nerd Ciao!
2. Polish Mama on the Prairie
3. Gonna Want Seconds
4. The seaside eatery
5. Bake like a ninja
6. Kitchen butterfly
7. A sticky affair
8. Bake me away
9. Cupcake project
10. Coleen's recipes
11. Moveable Feasts
12. A bountiful kitchen
13. Desserts for breakfast
14. My so-called kitchen
15. and the last one... couldn't pick only one... it's for all of you guys! Keep the good job :)
Fourth: contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!
Already done - enjoy guys! You rock!!! :]